Social Fresh West – San Diego
Social Fresh West Conference Review
This past week BusyBeeBlogger.com was able to attend one of the top Social Media conferences, and it was right in my Southern California backyard. Social Fresh is a social media education conference with sessions in Florida and California each year. I was able to listen to and speak with top social media managers from all areas of business including Copyblogger, Lilly Pulitzer, TV Land, HP, and even the man responsible for the Arby’s Pharrell tweet during the Grammy’s. No one took longer than 30 minutes to present, so it was easy to take it. The Social Fresh conference perfect for what I do for BusyBeeBlogger.com but also for my Social Media clients.
Not only was this a great learning opportunity for me and the man people that attended, but it was also at the Omni San Diego Hotel, and there was nothing bad about that. The staff was more than friendly, especially the valets that helped me every morning and evening. The location was gorgeous and at all of our networking events we were treated like kings with custom cocktails, delicous food, and the best band I have heard in ages. Can your three piece jazz band do Bjork’s Human Behavior, Jay-z’s 99 Problems or Ice Cube’s Today Was A Good Day? I don’t think so.
Even with all of the amazing food, cocktails and view that just would not quit this conference was as much about learning from the professionals as it was about meeting other social media professionals. I had the best interactions with people that work with big name musicians, NASCAR drivers, small local start-ups, insurance brokers, and cable television networks. No one was too big to approach and no one was too small to learn from. The best part was that people were willing to share information freely, with no hesitation. If you needed a tip on a platform, or how to use a product, someone was sure to help. All you had to do was ask.
If you are looking for a one the best social media conferences I highly suggest going to a Social Fresh conference. The Omni hotels are pretty fabulous anyway, but I would also suggest staying at the hotel where the conference is being held, this will help with the networking as you won’t be worrying about getting home and then back again the next morning.